MA in Literature

The MA in Literature program seeks to provide students with the interpretive skills necessary to understand their own and other cultures through a study of literature. It provides students with advanced preparation for a wide range of careers in which research and writing are important, including teaching, publishing, advertising and public relations. Many students go on to enter doctoral programs or to teach English at secondary schools and junior colleges.

The Literature curriculum includes period courses in American, British, and World Literature genres, literary theory courses, and interdisciplinary and special topics courses such as Early Science Fiction, The School Story, or Theories of Memory.

Requirements for the MA consist of 33 credit hours and successful completion of the MA Comprehensive Exam. Students may either take 33 credits of course work, or substitute a thesis for 3 course credits. All students must complete the MA Exam in order to graduate.

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MA Exam
Video Introduction to the Literary and Cultural Studies Concentration (YouTube)

For more information about the MA in Literature program requirements, visit the Graduate Catalog.